Sveriges Violinbyggarmästare

Stefan Lindholm

Täby /Danderyd
Telefon: 073-026 88 06
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Stefan Lindholm's instruments have been awarded at competitions both in Europe and in the US and in 2012 he won the violin making competition Concorso Internazionale di Liuteria di Pisogne in Italy.

Stefan completed his first violin at the age of 15, where upon he trained as the first Swede at the renowned Newark and Sherwood School of Violin Making in the UK. After completing his journeyman test, he immersed himself in complex restoration work of historically valuable violins and celli.

After nine years of education and extensive theory and work tests, Stefan, as a 25-year-old, received his Swedish Master Diploma in Violin Making and thus became the youngest in history to receive this title.

Then Stefan came to concentrate more on research on working methods and techniques from the Italian seventeenth and eighteenth-century masters, with the aim to fully understand and reproduce the properties of their instruments, acoustically as well as visually.

At the same time Stefan worked periodically abroad and has experience from workshops in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Italy.

Today, the business is mainly focused on new production of violin, viola and cello as well as trade in old string instruments. At the same time, he continues his research on string instruments and has written for the British magazine The Strad amongst others. A long-term vision has always been central to all Stefan’s work and he therefore helps his regular customers with service and repairs as well.

Stefan Lindholm is a member of The British Violin Making Association and The Violin Society of America as well as the Guild of Swedish Violin and bow makers, for which he was elected chairman for the first time in 2009.